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With all the hype's that's been growing (and seemingly crumbled at it's release) around No Man's Sky, it got me thinking of an old lost game. It's met a similar fate to NMS regarding its hype, but not exactly.
Disclaimer: I did not purchase my copy of No Man's Sky, because I know that games are never 100% compatible to any computer's performance at their release. So I think I'm going to wait out a couple of months before buying it. But I know I am going to. NMS' game concept is something that I've been longing for. The idea of spending hours walking around with strictly speaking no objectives is why I fell in love with games such as Minecraft or Starbound (and the game I'm going to talk about). Now back to my story.
NMS really got the gaming community hoping for something really innovative, often described as a "Skyrim in space", and turned out to be a disappointment. The hype was a shooting rocket aiming high up the hype chart but crashed phenomenally when people realized it wasn't what they expected (even though they were warned).
The old lost game I've mentioned above is none other than [roll drums]... Cube World! And when I say its hype met a somewhat similar fate than NMS, I meant in the sense that Cube World got us all excited for an innovative concept with a nostalgic vibe to the graphics and gameplay, and it delivered! I remember spending hours running around (I used to play mage) exploring and killing monsters... But I felt there was something missing... After easily ten hours of fiddling around, I let the game go and waited for an update... And I waited... And waited... And that's where the crash of the hype of this game differed from NMS', because NMS' was direct, sudden. But Cube World's was slow... sad... We didn't know what happened and whether we were going to get an update or not... We were spoiled with Tweets with crispy update previews, but no official updates dates (this is very awkward to say: update date...)
Today, on the 17th of august 2016, I tumbled on it by accident on my hard drive and decided to launch it, for fun's sake, only to see that the last update dated from... the 23rd of July 2013??? Wow... The latest update just recently marked its three-years anniversary, although still no update date, I do not mourn this game. I have hope. It was very promising and the tweets that Sir Wolfram Von Funck sends us regularly show us that the game can only get better!
Share your opinions, people! I'd love to hear your stories. Have you bought the game when it was released? Do you think this game is dead?
As for me, I've been Ungaroth564, just another average gamer with a story to share :)
Have a good one people, and take care of yourselves!